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H.R.4872 Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 30, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-152.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Budget

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 25, 2010, with a roll call of 220 ayes, 207 nays, and 3 not voting.

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  • 31% of users support H.R.4872

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would amend the health care reform bill to eliminate some controversial and unpopular items, and bring some of its provisions more in line with what the more progressive health care bill that was passed by the House in Nov. '09. It is a budget reconciliation bill, resulting from instructions that were included in Congress' 2010 budget plan. Under the rules, debate of this bill would be limited to 20 hours in the Senate, meaning no filibuster, and amendments would be severely limited. Read the section-by-section summary. See the CBO score in context.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would amend the health care reform bill to eliminate some controversial and unpopular items, and bring some of its provisions more in line with what the more progressive health care bill that was passed by the House in Nov. '09. It is a budget reconciliation bill, resulting from instructions that were included in Congress' 2010 budget plan. Under the rules, debate of this bill would be limited to 20 hours in the Senate, meaning no filibuster, and amendments would be severely limited. Read the section-by-section summary. See the CBO score in context.

    Supporting Organizations

    • American Medical Associaton

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    • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America

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    • America's Health Insurance Plans

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    • Chamber of Commerce

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 21, 2010, by JenniferK - Any one else notice that with this plan(on the comparison page)"4 million fewer people would have employer coverage than under current law" http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1737-How-Does-the-Reconciliation-HCR-Bill-Compare-on-the-Numbers-

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      As noted by JenniferK, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 21, 2010, "Any one else notice that with this plan(on the comparison page)"4 million fewer people would have employer coverage than under current law" http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1737-How-Does-the-Reconciliation-HCR-Bill-Compare-on-the-Numbers-"
    • On March 22, 2010, by applemanmatt - Anyone who has a brain understands that there is a right way to do budget rec. and a wrong way. BR is for taxes and spending, not for creating a new entitlement program or even making new policy/law. It's for taxes and spending. Let's have an intelligent discussion. Yea health care is complicated. But if it were split into seperate issues, instead of tackling everything in one single bill, maybe things would get done in Washington, and maybe people wouldn't complain about a bill being 2000 pages long.

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      As noted by applemanmatt, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 22, 2010, "Anyone who has a brain understands that there is a right way to do budget rec. and a wrong way. BR is for taxes and spending, not for creating a new entitlement program or even making new policy/law. It's for taxes and spending. Let's have an intelligent discussion. Yea health care is complicated. But if it were split into seperate issues, instead of tackling everything in one single bill, maybe things would get done in Washington, and maybe people wouldn't complain about a bill being 2000 pages long. "
    • On March 21, 2010, by aero405 - Sure: Sec 103 (b). The provision extends race-specific college funding originally established (in HR2669) for another 10 years (to 2019) at $255,000,000 per year, for a total new commitment of $2.55 billion. I'll even link it for you: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/text?version=rh&nid=t0:rh:14079 So now that you've found it, care to take a shot at explaining to us how this improves health care?

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      As noted by aero405, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 21, 2010, "Sure: Sec 103 (b). The provision extends race-specific college funding originally established (in HR2669) for another 10 years (to 2019) at $255,000,000 per year, for a total new commitment of $2.55 billion. I'll even link it for you: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/text?version=rh&nid=t0:rh:14079 So now that you've found it, care to take a shot at explaining to us how this improves health care?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Education - What is a simple explanation of the Health Care and ... - May 06, 2011 by admin - This bill would amend the health care reform … The summary of that version is repeated here.) Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 – Title I: Coverage … http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/show – ...

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      As noted by admin on May 06, 2011, "This bill would amend the health care reform … The summary of that version is repeated here.) Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 – Title I: Coverage … http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/show – ..." (http://education.coolsuperstuff.com/what-is-a-simple-explanation-of-the-health-care-and-education-reconciliation-act-of-2010)
    • Meq: [rebuildtheparty] CORRECTION: HEALTH CARE BILL WAS RECONCILED. - March 24, 2011 by Meda - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/show. Still think this GOVERNMENT is worth defending? CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1776-1800/constitution/const.htm#a1 ...

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      As noted by Meda on March 24, 2011, "http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4872/show. Still think this GOVERNMENT is worth defending? CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1776-1800/constitution/const.htm#a1 ..." (http://sefw34re3.blogspot.com/2011/03/rebuildtheparty-correction-health-care.html)
    • Democrats and Obama crush financial options for low-income ... - January 02, 2011 by Radio Vice Online - Matthews whacks tea party for having guns. Right Scoop: 4 year old sees his baby sister … before she was born; Andrea Mitchell gets schooled by Judd Gregg; Health Care Reconciliation Act full text released – H.R. 4872 amends H.R. 3590 ...

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      As noted by Radio Vice Online on January 02, 2011, "Matthews whacks tea party for having guns. Right Scoop: 4 year old sees his baby sister … before she was born; Andrea Mitchell gets schooled by Judd Gregg; Health Care Reconciliation Act full text released – H.R. 4872 amends H.R. 3590 ..." (http://radioviceonline.com/democrats-and-obama-crush-financial-options-for-low-income-families/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Texas Legislature May Criminalize ObamaCare - December 06, 2010 by The New American - 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR 4872; Pub. L. No. 111-152) interferes with the right of the people of ...

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      As noted by The New American on December 06, 2010, " 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR 4872; Pub. L. No. 111-152) interferes with the right of the people of ... " (http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/health-care/5419-texas-legislature-may-criminalize-obamacare)
    • Proposal defines demanding compliance as felony with penalty of 5 years, $5000 - December 03, 2010 by WND.com - 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR 4872; Pub. L. No. 111-152) interferes with the right of the people of ...

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      As noted by WND.com on December 03, 2010, " 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR 4872; Pub. L. No. 111-152) interferes with the right of the people of ... " (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=235757)
    • Home sale tax myth debunked - November 01, 2010 by INDenverTimes.com - Somebody sent me an e-mail that looks like a newspaper article,” Goldstein said last week, almost seven months after President Obama signed HR 4872, ...

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      As noted by INDenverTimes.com on November 01, 2010, " Somebody sent me an e-mail that looks like a newspaper article,” Goldstein said last week, almost seven months after President Obama signed HR 4872, ... " (http://www.indenvertimes.com/home-sale-tax-myth-debunked/)
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